Inter-state Joint Force to tackle Maoist attacks
During the current year (upto July 11, 2014) 620 incidents of left wing extremist (LWE) violence took place which resulted in casualties of 61 Security Forces personnel and 127 civilians. The Union Government deploys Central Armed Police Forces (CAPFs) in the LWE affected states to assist the State Police in counter-insurgency. The State Police undertakes anti-Naxal operations along with Central Armed Police Forces and also carries out joint operations with the State Police of the bordering States, as and when required and depending upon the ground situation. Per-se, no separate Inter-State Joint Force exists to undertake antiNaxal operations.
This information was given by Kiren Rijiju Minister of State (Home) in a written reply to a question by Anand Sharma.